Landfill Audio Report 2021

Landfill Audio Report is a collaborative artistic research project excavating the significance of a former landfill site on the Thames at East Tilbury, that is gradually leaking into the river as the tide erodes the riverbanks. 

Landfill Audio Report constructs a montage of narratives meditating on the site, the nature of landfill, and its impact and implications. Rhythms echo the movement of the tides, sifting and juggling voices and comments, drawing attention to the shifting scales uncovered in the intertidal zone: from micro to macro, from local to global.

It was initially developed as a response to an invitation for the group to present at the Staying with the Trouble Landscape Research Group Symposium, Friday 6 December 2019. The symposium presentation consisted of a performance of live and recorded spoken texts.

The project was also presented as part of Estuary Festival 2021. 

The 30 minute audio version of was broadcast on Resonance 104.4 FM on Thursday 10 June 2021, with spoken word on-site readings taking place on Saturday 12 June 2021 at East Tilbury.